Thursday, September 25, 2008

THIS WEEKEND ON HCC! - 9/26/2008

2008, Anno Kolchakis - the Year of Our Hat. What's going on at HCC?

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10:00 Random Commerical Block 5

11: 50 Commercial: Gleem!

The Director Antonio Margheriti (Castle of Blood, Wild Wild Planet, Cannibal Apocalypse, Yor: Hunter from the Future)
The Stars Rik Van Nutter (Thunderball), Gabriella Farinon (Blood and Roses, Borsalino & Co.), David Montresor, Archie Savage, Alain Dijon (1962's The Testament of Dr. Mabuse, La Dolce Vita), Franco Fantasia (Adios Sabata, Mountain of the Cannibal God, Eaten Alive, Zombie), Joe Pollini (Battle of the Worlds), David Maran
The Plot Astronauts on a secret mission to Mars discover that an unstoppable renegade space station is speeding toward a defenseless Earth on a deadly collision course. The scientists are faced with

a horrific choice-watch helplessly as their planet is destroyed or risk their lives on a million-to-one chance to stop the impact. When every option seems exhausted, a heroic reporter makes a final attempt to save the Earth. Filmed in 1961, Assignment: Outer Space is a showcase for the ground-breaking special effects work of Caesar Peace and is one in a series of colorful space-adventure films directed by Antonio Magheriti.
Fun Fact 1: This was the first solo directing assignment for Antonio Margheriti, who directed more than fifty films. Often times in the U.S., his name was anglicanized as Anthony M. Dawson.
Fun Fact 2: Originally released on a triple bill with First Spaceship On Venus and The Mysterians in the U.S.

#303 "The Shelter" - Original Airdate -- 9/26/1961

The Director Lamont Johnson (A Gunfight, Spacehunter: Adventures In the Forbidden Zone)
The Stars Larry Gates, Joseph Bernard, Jack Albertson, Peggy Stewart
The Plot A suburban dinner party is interrupted by a bulletin warning of an impending nuclear attack. As the neighbors scramble to prepare themselves, they turn against the one family that installed a permanent bomb shelter.

#103 "Our Mrs. Reynolds" - Original Airdate --10/02/2002

The Director Vonde Curtis Hall (Glitter, Redemption, Waist Deep)
The Stars Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Ron Glass
The Plot A woman claiming to be Mal's wife appears aboard Serenity.

#101 "Murder By the Book" - Original Airdate -- 9/15/1971

The Director Steven Speilberg
The Stars Peter Falk, Jack Cassidy, Rosemary Forsyth, Martin Milner, Barbara Colby
The Plot Ken Franklin and James Ferris have become rich as the writing duo of the popular Mrs. Melville mystery novels. In reality, James Ferris writes the novels, while Ken Franklin handles all the publicity. When Jim wants to try serious writing on his own, Ken comes up with what he believes is a foolproof scheme to kill his partner and collect on the insurance policy they have on each other. What Ken Franklin doesn't count on is a rumpled police lieutenant who won't be led astray...and a witness.

#101 "Kevin In Wonderland" - Original Airdate -- 9/9/1989

The Director Kit Hudson
The Plot Kevin Keene, a teenager from Northridge, California, is brought to another universe known as Videoland, along with his dog, Duke, to defeat the evil villainess, Mother Brain. Mother Brain is trying to conquer Videoland. Kevin has been brought to defeat her, as foretold in an Ancient Prophecy. Kevin is given the title "Captain N: The Game Master". He and Duke join the N Team, which consists of Princess Lana (the Ruler of Videoland), Simon Belmont (the hero from Castlevania), Mega Man, Kid Icarus, and Gameboy (a giant supercomputer). The N Team goes up against the evil Mother Brain (the villain from Metroid) and her minions, King Hippo (Punch-Out), the Eggplant Wizard (Kid Icarus), and Dr. Wily (Mega Man). These forces of good and evil go up against each other and often find themselves in comical, hilarious situations. (NOTE: this description applies to the series as a whole)

#501 "Hop Happy" - Original Airdate -- 9/17/1964

The Directors Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
The Plot By seeing Bamm-Bamm having fun with Dino, Barney thinks of buying a pet of his own. At the "Bedrock Pet Shoppe", Barney and Bamm-Bamm chose an unusual animal: a "Hopparoo". At home, Fred and Dino are chasing a mouse which frightens Wilma. The mouse goes to Barney's garage where Hoppy is standing. Both Dino and Fred are scared thinking the mouse has grown big. But Fred sees that it is Barney's pet. Fred does not like this "hopparoo" at all since it can beat him. But at a family's picnic, both pets Dino and Hoppy unexpectedly saves them from a close cliff fall...

#103 "Talk Show" - Original Airdate -- 8/1/2004

The Director Julian Farino
The Stars Jeremy Piven, Kevin Dillon, Kevin Connelly, Adrian Grenier, Debi Mazar, Samaire Armstrong, Monica Keena, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman, Luke Wilson
The Plot The boys attend a boxing match at the Staples Center where they bump into various celebrities. While Turtle and Drama talk up Luke Wilson about his new home theater system, Jimmy Kimmel invites Vince to come on his show to promote "Head On." In the morning, the foursome discuss their past relationships with women, and the consensus (all but Eric) seems to be that it's better to leave a girl dangling than break up with her. Drama also fills Vince in on his old grudge against Jimmy Kimmel. Later on, Eric tries his best to do a pre-interview for Vince's appearance while they all enjoy a game of golf. Afterwards, he breaks it to Vince that one of his one-night stands will be appearing on the show as well. The day of the show, Kristen stops by the guest house to pick up some things from Eric where the visit quickly turns into "break-up sex." Meanwhile, Drama and Turtle visit Rufus, who tells them that if Vince plugs his company on the show, they'll get their home theater system for free. At the show, the boys go to the Green Room while Vince finds sets out for a pre-show apology/visit. Emily shows up and shares a cigarette with Eric, and with a little help from Drama, their free home theater system is secured.

#115 "The One with the Stoned Guy" - Original Airdate -- 2/16/1995

The Director Alan Myerson
The Stars Courtney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, Melora Hardin, Jon Lovitz
The Plot Phoebe's friend Steve is looking for a new chef for his restaurant. Phoebe takes Steve over to Monica's place so she can impress him with her culinary skills. But there is a problem: Steve is behaving in a peculiar manner.


Fred said...

Although it exposes me as a huge geek, and although I doubt I'll still be awake by then, The Firefly episode is actually "Our Mrs. Reynolds." It's a play on the old "Our Mrs. Brooks"

Generik said...

I thought that show was called Our MISS Brooks.

Scott W. Davis said...

Right you are. I recognized the take-off on Our Miss Brooks and thinking of other things, went way too literal on it.

Incidentally, the world's first Shablorp No-Prizes go to fred (a.k.a. UnReality) and Zoogicub (for when I screwed up his name on the previous post). Of course, since I'll probably being screwing a couple things up each post, the No-Prize is just that - no prize. I'm a cheap bastard that way.

Generik said...

I want No-Prize! I want No-Prize! I want- oh.

Never mind.

GersonK said...

I thought you had to explain how an apparent mistake was actually correct to get a No Prize. I think Un's entitled to No No Prize.

Scott W. Davis said...

That would mean I'd have to give him Some Prize then. If you want to donate liberally to my PayPal account, I'll be a regular St. Nick. Otherwise, ix-nay on the ize-pray.